Sanibel reminds beach-goers about shelling rules

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

SANIBEL, Fla. - Shells are free for the taking on Sanibel Island, but selling them under the wrong circumstances could land you in hot water. The city has already caught wind of pe..
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Fans, media & Lee Co. commissioners get look at JetBlue Park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's a day Red Sox fan have had marked on their calendar since last year and Friday, WINK News got an inside look of Jet Blue Park at Fenway South.  It's t..
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Take a tour inside the new Red Sox JetBlue Park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The wait is over for Red Sox fans. For the very first time WINK cameras are getting a special look inside the brand new JetBlue Park, the new spring home for the..
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Bush family makes a stop in SWFL to promote literacy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Former first lady Barbara Bush is in Southwest Florida, along with her son, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who's speaking now from Coconut Point.They're speaking i..
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Mobile food pantry feeds 90 seniors in N. Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The line formed early at the Hatton B. Rogers Retirement Complex in North Fort Myers. 90 people, most of them on fixed or limited incomes, received more th..
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2 corrections deputies hurt in jail incident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Youfman Robinson was arrested Monday on felony charges in connection with this incident. Robinson, 29, of 407 S. 3rd St. in Immokalee, was arrested at..
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Deputies are looking for a Golden Gate man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies are asking for the public's help in locating a Golden Gate man. Elijah Love, 27, was last seen Thursday in Lee County. Family members say he is dis..
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SCSO seeks identity of PakMail armed robbery suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect who tried to rob the PakMail at 5824 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota last ni..
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Burglar uses door-to-door sales approach to gain access

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested Joshua Davis, 18, of Fort Myers, for a burglary that happened last week. On February 9,  officers resp..
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Sarasota man arrested for burglarizing unlocked vehicles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested David Skolnick, 29, of 1615 Stickney Point Road in Sarasota, for several burglaries early Thursday morning. A depu..
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1,260 lbs. of trash collected in Placida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PLACIDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office in a joint venture Thursday picked up 1,260 of trash during a special cleanup of the old railroad trestle in Placida. The railr..
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Body scanners land at RSW

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Full body scanners are landing at Southwest Florida International Airport. One advanced imaging technology scanner is currently in use, and five more are on the w..
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Gov. visits SWFL to meet with business owners & city leaders

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Governor Rick Scott visited Southwest Florida Friday. He wrapped up an event in Charlotte County, where he stopped into Muscle Car City for a business round..
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WINK gets a sneak peak at JetBlue Park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News got a first official preview of JetBlue Park. Media has been allowed into the stadium to see what fans can expect once spring training season gets under..
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Red Sox' Wakefield retires after 19 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Tim Wakefield is retiring after pitching the last 17 seasons for the Boston Red Sox.    The 45-year-old knuckleballer planned to make the ann..
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Boat explodes near Marco Island

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- On Friday around noon, Marco Island Police Officers were dispatched to a boat rescue / fire call in the area of Caxambas pass. Upon arrival, Officers found the ..
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FMPD seizes drugs and arrests 1 in bust

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Robert Lewis, 19, of Fort Myers, was arrested on Thursday after a drug bust. The Fort Myers Police Department conducted a search warrant at 3464 Dale Street in re..
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Man beats up roommate after being told to move out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral man was arrested on charges of robbery and aggravated battery after beating up his roommate who was also his business partner. On Wednesday, Cape Cor..
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2 arrested for prostitution after raid in Pt. Charlotte

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested a Punta Gorda and a Sarasota woman for prostitution Thursday. Sensations at 3860 Tamiami Trail i..
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Accident on I75 at mm 129 slows traffic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  A vehicle crash with injuries has left debris in the north and southbound lanes of I-75, near mile marker 129. For unknown reasons, the vehicle veered from ..
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